Daytona Beach Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison on Second-Degree Murder Charge

By on July 13, 2016 in WNDB News

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Daytona Beach, FL-The sentence today for a Daytona Beach man convicted on charges of second-degree murder by another and attempted home invasion robbery with a weapon is 30 years in a state prison. Christopher Barsalou was convicted on May 5 for the crimes that happened in 2012. Barsalou had faced a maximum possible penalty of life in prison.

In November 2012, Barsalou and his accomplice, Sanlee Bennett, attempted to rob two men at a Holly Hill home with a stun gun, brass knuckles, and a tire iron. One of the victims fired shots at the would-be robbers, hitting Bennett several times. Bennett bled to death at the scene.

Barsalou fled with another co-defendant. When he was later caught, Bennett’s blood was found on his clothing and shoes. Barsalou’s fingerprints were found on a tire iron left at the crime scene.

Because Bennett died at the scene of the crime, Barsalou was charged with second-degree murder.

Christopher Barsalou

Christopher Barsalou

(Photo courtesy of Volusia County Jail)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.


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